At the age of seven, Ester Roxberg (b.1987) decided to become a writer, and her literary carrier took off for real when she was awarded The Small August Prize for her poem Watch out little man, soon it will slam (Se upp lilla människa för snart smäller det) in 2004.
In 2011, Ester’s debut novel Antelopes was published to great critical acclaim. Based on Ester’s own experiences, Antelopes tells the story of two teenage girls, Astrid and Ellen, the closest of friends in spite of their differences. But Ellen gradually starts loosing her bearings and Astrid stands powerless as she witnesses her best friend’s downfall.
Her book, My dad, Ann-Christine – the memory of a secret (Min pappa Ann-Christine, 2014) is a story based on her own reality, and how much do we really know about our parents? In the year of 2010, 58-year-old priest and father of three, Åke Roxberg comes out as Ann-Christine, who today lives as a woman. This is the daughter Esther‘s story about what happens when you suddenly have a father named Ann-Christine. The book was nominated as Book of the year at the QX Gaygala 2015.
Ester Roxberg was born in Zimbabwe, after growing up in a small town in south of Sweden, she is now living in Malmö together with her husband and two small children. Her next novel will be released in September 2017.
Barnvagnsblues (Baby Blues)
Min pappa Ann-Christine (My dad, Ann-Christine – the memory of a secret)
Filmrights: Avanti Film